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WATCH: Officer rescues 8-year-old girl from ledge at Bridal Veil Falls after flash flood

Posted at 6:24 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 19:34:39-04

WALTON HILLS, Ohio — A Walton Hills Police Department performed a dramatic rescue of an 8-year-old girl from a ledge at Bridal Veil Falls Tuesday.

Police said they were called to the Bedford Reservation at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday due to park-goers possibly being swept away by flood-water.

Police said a 9-year-old boy, 1-year-old girl, 8-year-old girl and a 42-year-old woman came to the park together and were wading in the creek that feeds Bridal Veil Falls when one of the children heard a loud sound and turned around to see a large amount of fast-moving water headed their way.

The woman was able to grab the boy and 1-year-old girl and pull them out of the creek.

The 8-year-old girl climbed onto a small ledge on the opposite side of the creek.

The three others made their way to higher ground.

The 8-year-old was unable to climb the cliff and remained until an officer dropped down a rope for her to tie around her waist before she was pulled to safety. Officials released gripping body camera video of the tense rescue.

No major injuries were reported.